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Introduction to Jewellery Making - Stages 1, 2 & 3

Next Available: Thu, 06 Feb 10:00AM
3.0 hours x 6 Weeks
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Come and learn how to make silver jewellery.

Each Stage is a six week course with a three hour class per week. Each Stage costs $470.00 (including GST) and new skills are learned at each Stage. 

 Skills covered include sawing, soldering and filing, basic gem setting, shaping with punches, polishing and use of equipment and new skills are learned at each stage. The projects for each stage are designed to progress skill development for basic jewellery making.  

Stage 1 students will make a cabochon gem set silver ring and a range of other samples. Materials and equipment are provided for all stage 1 students.

Stage 2 students will consolidate the skills developed in stage 1 and will make a silver linked toggle bracelet. Students pay for the silver which is estimated at $25.00.  

Stage 3 students will further advance their skills and make two sided domed  pierced hollow pendant, initially in brass and if time allows in silver (chain included). Students will design their pendant.

The silver for stage 2 and 3 projects can be purchased from the studio.

Stage 4 to 9 projects will follow on from stage 3 to further consolidate and advance your jewellery making skills. Details can be found under bookings for "Consolidate and Advance Jewellery Making Skills Stages 4 to 9."

Classes are run on Saturday (1.30pm to 4.30pm) Thursday (10 am to 1pm ) and evening (5.30pm to 8.30pm ) in six week blocks for three hours a week.

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What you will learn
  • Come and learn how to make silver jewellery in stages to develop basic jewellery making skills.
  • Stage 1 students will learn how to make a silver and gemstone ring and a range of other samples.
  • Stage 2 students will lean to make a silver toggle bracelet and Stage 3 students a two sided pierced hollow pendant.
What you will get
  • Your project jewellery.
  • Materials and equipment are provided for all stage 1 students, including silver. Stage 2 and 3 students can purchase silver from the studio.
  • Jewellery making skills including sawing, soldering, filing, basic gem setting, bale making and polishing and experience with a range of tools and equipment.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • Any drawings and visual research especially for Stage 3.
  • An apron if you have one. There are spare aprons at the studio.
What to wear

Closed in shoes,tee shirt,long pants/jeans and long hair tied back. The dress code is for your safety.

Appropriate for

No experience necessary for stage one students. Stage 2 and 3 students must have had pervious experience in jewellery making.


Contemporary Metal

Vendor since 2016

We are a contemporary jewellery studio and gallery run by local jeweller Philip Noakes, who has over forty years experience in making and teaching in the industry. Philip has exhibited extensively around Australia, and makes his own work and private commisions, as well as teaching from the studio.

Contemporary Metal offers jewellers and students access to a fully equipped studio including: rolling mill, soldering and melting torches, pendant drills, vacuum casting, vulcaniser and wax injector, hydraulic press, lathe, tumbler, polisher, ultrasonic, large dapping sets and lapidary equipment.

We have benches available for hire on a casual, weekly or ongoing basis.

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Sein Minn Khant

25 September 2019 • Introduction to Jewellery Making - Stages 1, 2 & 3

I got a lot of experiences at the lesson of making silver bracelet. The teacher is very great and very patient. Very Awesome.


05 August 2019 • Introduction to Jewellery Making - Stages 1, 2 & 3

I completed Stage 2 and gained heaps of confidence in soldering. Great team, great environment, lots of advice from Phil (the “Metal Whisperer”). Highly recommend Contemporary Metal to learn jewellery making skills. You will not be disappointed.


15 June 2019 • Introduction to Jewellery Making - Stages 1, 2 & 3

I completed Stage 1 (ring with set stone). Classes are small and personal. The environment is friendly and relaxed. The team did everything possible to help us finish our projects within the 6 weeks (and to a high quality finish that won’t look out of place in a jeweller’s store). Thank you to all. I’ll see you for Stage 2. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Contemporary Metal.

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